Is this workshop right for me?
The Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop (TCW) is geared for Georgia educators of grades 3-12. However, all educators, formal, non-formal, and senior/graduate pre-service educators in Georgia are encouraged to apply. This workshop is an introductory course for, but not limited to, non-forestry and non-wildlife educators. It requires a commitment to spend four-days in an environmental education setting.
What COVID protocols are being implemented to ensure participant safety?
The COVID-19 safety plan includes the following measures:
- Maintaining 6-feet social distance between participants during sessions and meals.
- Strongly encouraging participants to wear a mask, especially when less than 6-feet apart.
- Limiting two people per lodge room and all beds will be set 6-feet apart.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be setup in all meeting spaces.
- Meals will be cafeteria style; buffet style will no longer be offered.
- Regular cleaning and disinfection of restrooms and tables after each session/meal.
- Regular cleaning and disinfection of equipment after each session.
What are the benefits?
TCW emphasizes the importance of conservation of our natural resources, with special attention given to Georgia’s wildlife, forests, forest products and water. Participants will learn hands-on practical exercises designed to supplement their classroom curricula and student projects. Certification in Projects Learning Tree, WET and WILD is awarded at the completion of the workshop.
What kind of activities will we participate in?
Participants will have the opportunity to experience 18 different hands-on, project based activities from Projects Learning Tree, WET, and WILD. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to observe a forestry centered nursery/seed orchard operations, harvesting and site preparation, wildlife management areas mill operations. The TCW lends itself to networking opportunities with others from across the state.
Where am I going to stay?
Overnight accommodations during the workshop will be at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC), centrally located in the state near Mansfield, GA on 6,400 acres managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. During the workshop, participants will share one of 28 lodge-style guest rooms at the education center and enjoy buffet-style meals prepared on site at the conference center dining hall. Want to learn more about CEWC? Visit https://georgiawildlife.com/charlie-elliott-wildlife-center.
How much does it cost?
Registration is $50 per person, and includes all teaching materials, food, and lodging during the workshop. Transportation to and from CEWC is the responsibility of the individual. Our sponsors generously support this program allowing us to keep the registration fee low. Certification in Projects Learning Tree, WET and WILD is awarded at that completion of the workshop.